Let Your Mind Run: A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory
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New York Times Best Seller
Deena Kastor was a star youth runner with tremendous promise, yet her career almost ended after college, when her competitive method – run as hard as possible, for fear of losing – fostered a frustration and negativity and brought her to the brink of burnout. On the verge of quitting, she took a chance and moved to the high altitudes of Alamosa, Colorado, where legendary coach Joe Vigil had started the first professional distance-running team. There she encountered the idea that would transform her running career: the notion that changing her thinking – shaping her mind to be more encouraging, kind, and resilient – could make her faster than she’d ever imagined possible. Building a mind so strong would take years of effort and discipline, but it would propel Kastor to the pinnacle of running – to American records in every distance from the 5K to the marathon – and to the accomplishment of earning America’s first Olympic medal in the marathon in 20 years.
Let Your Mind Run is a fascinating, intimate look inside the mind of an elite athlete, a remarkable story of achievement, and an insightful primer on how the small steps of cultivating positivity can give anyone a competitive edge.